L. Gail Nerseth Hill


Published Mar 23, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

March 7, 1938 - March 12, 2013

L. Gail Nerseth Hill went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2013.

Born in Portland, Oregon to Dr. Marvin and Luster Nerseth of Chiloquin, Oregon, the family moved to Klamath Falls in 1941 where she attended Klamath Union High School, graduating in 1956. Upon graduation, she attended Stephen's all-girls College in Columbia, Missouri. After residing in Santa Barbara and San Diego, California, she returned to Fort Klamath, Oregon in 1971. Gail worked for the Department of Interior in Fire Management for over 30 years. Her employment took her to many areas of the United States. On December 9, 2007, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Dixon Hill, M.D.

Gail will always be remembered for her pink lipstick, her love of cooking, her cheerful attitude and her joy in fishing the rivers near Ft. Klamath. She spent many hours mentoring on the Wood and Williamson Rivers.

Lives were touched by her smile. She was a hard working single mom to her son, Ross M. Hall of Redmond, Oregon, and to her daughter, Andrea Hall Springer, also of Redmond. She gave all she could to love and raise her children. She was so loved and will be remembered by all who were fortunate to have known her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and previous husband, Tom Oliver. She is survived by her husband, Robert Dixon Hill, M.D.; son, Ross M. Hall; daughter, Andrea and son-in-law, Todd Springer; grandchildren, Erin Hall, Becky Neumann, Briana Springer and Mitchel Springer; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Colton; and her brother, Marvin Nerseth.

A large celebration of life was held on March 2, 2013 in Redmond. She will make one last trip to Fort Klamath! All donations are to be made to Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, Oregon 97756

Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home, 4150 S.W. 185th, Aloha, OR 97006